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Compliance Certification Enforcement

DOE enforces the energy and water conservation regulations established by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Appliance Standards Program to ensure that residential, commercial and industrial equipment deliver the energy and cost savings required by law.  To ensure that all covered products comply with the energy and water conservation standards, the enforcement office reviews manufacturers’ compliance with certification requirements.  Products covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended, are required annually to ‘‘certify by means of a certification report that each basic model(s) meets the applicable energy conservation standard.”  This program ensures that manufacturers provide the government with information demonstrating compliance with United States law. 

Certification Case Documents Available for Download

  • August 9, 2016

    DOE ordered Equator Advanced Appliances to pay an $8,000 civil penalty after finding Equator had failed to certify that certain residential clothes washers and residential clothes dryers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards. The Order adopted a Compromise Agreement, which reflected settlement terms between DOE and Equator.

  • July 19, 2016

    DOE ordered Ritemp Refrigeration, Inc. to pay a $6,000 civil penalty after finding Ritemp Refrieration had failed to certify that certain walk-in cooler and freezer components comply with the applicable energy conservation standards. The Order adopted a Compromise Agreement, which reflected settlement terms between DOE and Ritemp Refrigeration.

  • July 15, 2016

    DOE ordered Duracold Refrigeration Manufacturing Company, LLC, to pay a $16,000 civil penalty after finding Duracold Refrigeration had failed to certify that certain models of walk-in coolers and freezers comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • July 15, 2016

    DOE ordered General Restaurant Equipment, Co. to pay a $16,000 civil penalty after finding General Restaurant Equipment had failed to certify that certain models of walk-in cooler and freezer components comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • June 3, 2016

    DOE ordered Zurn Industries, LLC, to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Zurn had failed to certify that certain faucets comply with the applicable water conservation standards. The Order adopted a Compromise Agreement, which reflected settlement terms between DOE and Zurn.

  • March 21, 2016

    DOE ordered Temspec Incorporated to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Temspec had failed to certify that certain models of single package vertical air conditioning and heating equipment comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 16, 2016

    DOE ordered Crane Merchandising Systems, Inc. to pay a $16,000 civil penalty after finding Crane had failed to certify that certain models of refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 9, 2016

    DOE ordered School Air Mfg. Corp. d/b/a School Air, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding School Air had failed to certify that certain models of single package vertical air conditioning and heating equipment comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 9, 2016

    DOE ordered Herbeau Creations of America, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Herbeau had failed to certify that certain models of faucets and showerheads comply with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • March 4, 2016

    DOE ordered Systemair, Inc., to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Systemair had failed to certify that certain models of commercial HVAC equipment comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • March 4, 2016

    DOE ordered ETL, LLC to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding ETL had failed to certify that certain models of showerheads comply with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • March 4, 2016

    DOE ordered Wolverine Brass, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Wolverine Brass had failed to certify that certain models of faucets comply with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • March 3, 2016

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that ETL, LLC failed to certify certain showerheads as compliant with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • February 10, 2016

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Herbeau Creations of America, Inc. failed to certify faucets and showerheads as compliant with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • February 10, 2016

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Wolverine Brass, Inc. failed to certify certain faucets as compliant with the applicable water conservation standards.

  • February 5, 2016

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that School Air Mfg. Corp. d/b/a School Air, Inc. failed to certify single package vertical air conditioning and heating equipment as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • February 5, 2016

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Temspec Incorporated failed to certify various basic models of single package vertical air conditioning and heating equipment as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • January 21, 2016

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Crane Merchandising Systems failed to certify certain models of refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • January 5, 2016

    DOE ordered Utility Refrigerator to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Utility had failed to certify that certain models of commercial refrigerator equipment comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • November 30, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Utility Refrigerator failed to certify certain commercial refrigerator equipment as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • November 6, 2015

    DOE ordered RPI Industries, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding RPI had failed to certify that certain models of commercial refrigeration equipment comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • November 2, 2015

    DOE ordered Lochinvar, LLC, to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Lochinvar had failed to certify that certain models of pool heaters comply with the applicable energy conservation standard[s].

  • October 27, 2015

    DOE ordered Fujitsu General America, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Fujitsu had failed to certify that certain models of central air conditioners and heat pumps comply with the applicable energy conservation standards prior to distributing them in commerce.

  • September 25, 2015

    DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that RPI Industries, Inc. failed to certify various basic models of self-contained refrigeration equipment with doors as compliant with the applicable energy conservation standards.

  • August 31, 2015

    DOE ordered Atosa Catering Equipment, Inc. to pay a $8,000 civil penalty after finding Atosa had failed to certify that certain models of self-contained commercial refrigeration equipment with doors comply with the applicable energy conservation standards.